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22 Winter Activities You Can Do at Home

Whether you want to stay indoors or venture outside, let’s have a blast this winter! We’ve rounded up a list of winter activities the whole family can enjoy at home.

22 Winter Activities You Can Do at Home

Have a taste of winter

There’s nothing like a cup of hot cocoa or cider after a snowball fight. Keep your family warm and full with these wintertime staples.

  • Make spiced cider
  • Load up on hot cocoa with whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce
  • Make pancakes with hot maple syrup
  • Bake a pie or cookies
  • Simmer a pot of hearty stew or homemade soup
  • Do family fondue night

White Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Try this decadent White Chocolate Fondue recipe from Sandra Lee. You’ll only need a handful of (union-made) ingredients! Choose from pretzels, pound cake, sliced apples, or bananas for dipping.

  • 1 cup heavy cream (Dairy Fresh, Hiland Dairy, Prairie Farms)
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter (Dairy Fresh, Hiland Dairy, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Land O’ Lakes Butter, Prairie Farms)
  • 1 (12 oz.) white chocolate morsels (Hershey’s, Ghirardelli, Nestlé)

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and butter. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Add white morsels. Stir until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Transfer to a fondue pot, chafing dish, or ceramic bowl.

Spend time outdoors

Being outdoors this winter is one of the easiest and safest ways to have fun! Here are some of our top picks for outdoor winter activities.

  • Go sledding down hills
  • Make snow angels
  • Build a snowman or snow fort
  • Have an awesome snowball fight
  • Take a wintry hike
  • Go ice skating
  • Plan a winter scavenger hunt
  • Build a bonfire and make s’mores

Connect with loved ones

Make the most of your time with loved ones with these easy ideas. Also, learn how to stay connected with family, friends, and neighbors with these apps.

  • Setup a living room picnic
  • Eat dinner by candlelight
  • Host a themed movie marathon
  • Plan a virtual game night

Try something new this year

If trying something new this year is on your resolutions list, here are some hobby ideas for you to embark on. Check out more creative, free + low cost activities to try at home!

  • Take an online cooking class
  • Join a virtual fitness class
  • Host a virtual book club
  • Take up arts and crafts

This adaptation of the original article was published by Real Simple Magazine.

The union-made products information in this list comes from the IBEW, Local One, Directory for Union-Made Goods and Services.